Does team culture matter? An empirical study in multiple-project management settings

Peerasit Patanakul, Zvi H. Aronson

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Abstract

In the literature, team culture has been suggested as one of the factors contributing to the success of a project. In essence, a project manager should create a culture emphasizing teamwork, communication, and knowledge sharing. Such a culture will lead to team effectiveness, which will eventually contribute to the project success. A question arises whether or not this notion is relevant in practices, especially in a multiple-project management setting where one project manager leads multiple, simultaneous projects. To answer this question, the main objective of this study is to empirically explore the relevance of team culture in multiple project management. The result of this study reveals a surprising finding that team culture does not contribute to the success of a project in multiple-project management settings. Other factors provide more significant contribution to project success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth
Pages2424-2432
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Nov 25 2010
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: Jul 18 2010Jul 22 2010

Publication series

NamePICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth

Other

OtherPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth, PICMET '10
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period7/18/107/22/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Economics and Econometrics

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    Patanakul, P., & Aronson, Z. H. (2010). Does team culture matter? An empirical study in multiple-project management settings. In PICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth (pp. 2424-2432). [5602053] (PICMET '10 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings - Technology Management for Global Economic Growth).